Data breaches in Australia showing no signs of abating

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  1. mood

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    Data breaches in Australia showing no signs of abating
    March 2, 2020
    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252479402/Data-breaches-in-Australia-showing-no-signs-of-abating
    OAIC: Notifiable Data Breaches Report: July–December 2019
     
  2. longshots

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    We all know the expression "money talks and ******** walks".
    The Australian government has a less than sterling record in this area.
    The latest example is just a few months old.

    Australia exposed data for over 774,000 migrants
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/australia-exposed-data-for-over-774-000-migrants.428513/

    Lately they have been all over us, like ants at a picnic, to download and install their latest COVIDSafe tracking app, with the usual rhetoric of "Trust us - we're from the Government and we're here to help". They have spewed thousands of words on how secure the app is, how the "TLA's" are unable to access the information, and a seemingly endless barrage of nonsense.

    Here's the latest article, of many, to hammer another nail into the cross.

    The COVIDSafe Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough To Protect Australian Privacy

    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/05/...-go-far-enough-to-protect-australian-privacy/


     
  3. Krusty

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  4. longshots

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    Maaate, if you can't trust a septic tank who can you trust?
     
  5. mood

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    Federal court launches snap investigation of its asylum seeker data breach
    May 12, 2020
    https://www.theguardian.com/austral...nvestigation-of-its-asylum-seeker-data-breach
    Federal court data breach sees names of protection visa applicants made public
     
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    Hackers target WA's major daily newspaper, putting data of subscribers at risk
    May 13, 2020
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/...a-of-subscribers-at-risk-20200513-p54sql.html
     
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